If the Fourth Estate is stifled, India will become a Nazi State: Madras HC defends Freedom of the PressNovember 23 2018
The Madras High Court recently made a strong case in favour of the freedom of the press and media, noting that unless functions of the fourth estate are safeguarded, India may as well become a Nazi State.
Justice PN Prakash made pertinent observations to this effect while quashing defamation proceedings initiated in 2012 against the Tamil edition of weekly magazine, India Today. As noted in his judgment,
"India is a vibrant democracy and the fourth . . .
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